Implant designs for the spectrum of esthetic and functional requirements.

@article{Zadeh2004ImplantDF,
  title={Implant designs for the spectrum of esthetic and functional requirements.},
  author={Homayoun H Zadeh and Fereidoun Daftary},
  journal={Journal of the California Dental Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={1003-10}
}
In recent years, attention has shifted from merely achieving successful osseointegration of dental implants to achieving proper esthetics that mimic natural dentition. Original implant designs were primarily developed for the treatment of fully edentulous patients where esthetics was not a major objective of the therapeutic outcome. During the initial years of the development of osseointegrated implants, greater emphasis was placed on achieving successful osseointegration. As the number of… CONTINUE READING